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Back to School

It’s that time of year when the children go back to school after the summer holidays and start a new school year. It’s therefore also that time of year when lots of back to school photos are taken, many by the front door and I as a mum have a new set of those photos to document! […]

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Ten

Hello, Jo here today to share my Creative Team projects for August. This month I chose to work with Crate Paper’s newest collection ‘Wonder’. Along with the ‘Wonder’ collection I used a sweet 3×3″ chipboard mini book by Fancy Pants Designs, Heidi Swapp glitter (it looks like the Teal is sold out, but there’s lots of […]

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Project Life and The Fuse

Hello, Jo here with my July creative team blog post. This month I’ve been trying out the WRMK Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and I know it’s been very popular with you too as it’s been flying out the door. (Don’t worry, more are on order and will […]

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True Stories

Hi, Jo here to share some June CT projects with you all. This month I decided to use mainly products from the new Shimelle collection ‘True Stories’ to create a project life spread, a mini-album and a layout. By now you might know that I love Project Life, and while I like to use ‘official’ products, more often that […]

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Pockets, pockets, pockets.

This month for me it’s all about the pockets; pocket scrapbooking and a couple of layouts featuring embellished pockets from the Maggie Holmes ‘Confetti’ collection by Crate Paper. First up is a Project Life spread featuring a trip to Rome in the Easter holidays paired with the ‘Journey’ collection by Crate Paper. I fell in love with the […]

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Project Life with Crate Paper and Simple Stories

Hello, it’s Jo here today. This month I thought I’d have a play with some of the new collections to create some Project Life spreads. I used two collections from Crate Paper ‘Craft Market’ and ‘Maggie Holmes – Confetti’ and Simple Stories ‘I am’. When I put these pages together we were still waiting for […]

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Hello World

I love a mini album and travel albums are my favourite to make. Usually I make them about a particular holiday, but this time I thought I’d combine snapshots of lots of holidays in the same album. So this ‘mini’ album packs a load of holidays and a couple of day trips in, spanning from […]

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Pebbles, Paper, Scissors

Sorry, I couldn’t resist changing ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ to ‘Pebbles, Paper, Scissors’ for my title! This month I got to play with the new Pebbles Inc collection ‘We Go Together’ and it’s a corker. Naturally with Valentine’s Day next Saturday, I made the most of this valentines line in lots of different ways. I made Valentine’s […]

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New beginnings and a little bit of love.

Hello 2015 and hello to a new Project Life album. At the beginning of my project life albums I like to make an opening spread, which basically fills in those pockets behind what will become the left half of Week 1’s double page spread. I always include the year, the dates this album will cover (I use two […]

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Project Life – My process

Are you thinking about starting Project Life? With the New Year fast approaching so is the perfect time to start Project Life. I thought I’d take you through my process, the basic requirements and give you some tips along the way. OK, let’s start with the basic requirements. an album. The most popular type is a 12×12 […]

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